chapter  2
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A kingdom divided: Denmark

ByJOHNNY LAURSEN

The kingdom of Denmark was, at the time of its entry into the European Communities (EC) in 1972-73, deeply divided between those in favour of EC membership and those opposed. While some Danes saw EC membership as a pragmatic adaptation to economic and political necessities, there existed among others an alarming feeling that something-sovereignty and independence-had been given away and that the nation was facing dramatic challenges.